In addition to ensuring quality, affordable health care is available to lower-income populations in the Houston region, we are committed to the wellbeing of entire communities. Does a community in Southwest Houston, for instance, have enough healthy food and clean air? What about sufficient housing? Is one community experiencing discrimination or racism as a daily part of life? These environmental/social factors negatively impact individual and community health.
Our vision is to close the health disparities certain communities face in the region. We continue our longtime focus on housing, whether apartments for the homeless, hospice care, or adult day activities.
Part of community wellness to us means providing basic support and health education.
The Omega House is a hospice for patients who are people living with HIV (PLWH), many from the LGBTQ community. Approximately 67% of our residents are people of color. All our residents are treated with respect and without judgement, even when immediate family are not accepting of them. For those who do maintain family ties, Omega House provides a safe place to receive quality care while still allowing loved ones to visit. This is especially important during the COVID pandemic. Even with our rigorous safety precautions, we are able to safely allow family members to visit sick and dying residents who otherwise might be cut off from them in a hospital.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) programs are designed to promote residential stability and positive health outcomes by offering indefinite stay housing options to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness and where at least one member of the household has a documented disability. Services include rent subsidies, case management, transportation assistance, and advocacy.
To determine if you are eligible for Permanent Supportive Housing you must be assessed at one of Houston’s designated Coordinated Access sites. Information can be obtained at Houston’s Coalition for the Homeless www.homelesshouston.org.
Day Activities and Health Services
Avenue 360’s Day Activities and Health Services program provides services to individuals with developmental or mental health disabilities residing in the Houston/Harris County region in order to allow for the highest degree of independence in a therapeutic, enriching environment and to divert from institutional or correctional settings. Services are designed to address the physical, mental, medical, and social needs of individuals through the provision of rehabilitative and restorative nursing and social services.
For more information on these programs and services, please call our information line at (713) 341-3750.